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You may have seen Super Sonico popping up in our news and figure posts for a while now. But it’s not easy to tell – just who is this Super Sonico character anyway and why does she have so many fans? We took the time out to explore the reasoning behind Super Sonico and just what makes her so popular.
In short, Super Sonico is the mascot for Nitroplus Company‘s yearly music festival named, Nitro Super Sonico. Nitroplus make visual novel games which require the player to move through a fictional story with static images. Choosing their own fate they require little actual game-play and act more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book than an RPG.
Nitroplus’ main focus are these visual novel games. But since 2000 have produced their music festival every year running. It was only in 2007 did they introduce Super Sonico, their pink-haired buxom mascot. Her curvaceous look certainly helped her on her way to fandom. Many artists took to depicting her in their own manner.
Soni-Ani: Super Sonico the Animation
First airing in 2014, Super Sonico now has her very own anime, depicting our favourite musical heroine’s daily antics. The anime series is fit with an opening theme ’Beat goes on!’ by Ayano Yamamoto (as Super Sonico) and a closing theme ’LOVE THE WORLD’ and ‘Sky Love Hurricane’ by First Cosmic Velocity.
Super Sonico Figures and merchandise
After gaining such popularity in Japan, it seems Sonico has managed to squeeze her way into the UK and into our hearts. Numerous figures and merchandise products have been created for Sonico.
Super Sonico Games:
Not only has Sonico got a plethora of merchandise dedicated to her, she also has appeared in a variety of games. The first of which is a game solely based on herself entitled SoniComi. SoniComi is a visual novel style game where the user tries to court Sonico while filming and taking photographs of her.
Sonico has also appeared in Super Heroine Chronicle. An RPG which hosts a variety of well-known anime characters including Sonico. Not yet set for a release date. The game also features characters such as, Tabane Shinonono from Infinite Stratos and Red Angel and Blue Angel from Twin Angel Read.
So what do you think of Sonico? Let us know in the comment section below.